If you enjoy learning about different artists in your homeschool you will love this series on famous artists. There are so many wonderful artists out there that you can study, but I have picked some of our personal favorites to highlight. Studying artists and their works of art go along great with a Charlotte Mason style education, and you can also pair it up with history as well. Each week in this series we will be highlighting an artist, with free resources, printables and unit studies to give you an in depth study. This week is Claude Monet.
Claude Oscar Monet was born in Paris, France in 1840. He was a revolutionary with his painting technique and was one of the first impressionist artists who founded the Impressionist Movement. He is most famous for his beautiful water landscape and garden scene paintings. He love nature and got most of his inspiration from his gardens and flowers. He was so happy tending and painting in his gardens in Giverny.
Biography of Claude Oscar Monet from Claude Monet Gallery
Claude Monet Biography from Biography.com
Claude Monet Printable Biography from Making Art Fun
Brief Story of Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny from Daily Art Magazine
Claude Monet Printables and Unit Studies:
Monet’s River Scene Picture Study and Notebooking page from Homeschool Helper Online
Claude Monet Worksheet from Education.com
Claude Monet Artist Notebooking Page from Homeschool Helper Online
Monet Notebook Page: Intimate Impressionism from Harmony Fine Arts
Claude Monet Wordsearch from Making Art Fun
Water Lily Pond Monet Art Lesson from Making Art Fun
Monet Online Lesson with printable tests, quizzes, wordsearches and more from Garden of Praise
Printable Monet Art Study Cards plus a detailed unit study from Helping Hand Homeschool
Monet Coloring Pages:
Monet Art Study:
Search for a Monet in a museum near you on Intermonet.
The Complete Works of Claude Monet from Claude Monet Gallery
Take a Virtual Tour of the Water Lillies exhibit at the Musee de l’Orangerie. This is so amazing, my kids and I loved seeing these humongous canvas paintings!
Books that are perfect for a Monet Artist Study:
The Magical Garden of Claude Monet (Anholt’s Artists Books For Children)Who Was Claude Monet? (Who Was?)Linnea in Monet’s GardenWhere is the Frog?: A Children’s Book Inspired by Claude MonetClaude Monet (Revised Edition) (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists (Paperback))Claude Monet: Sunshine and Waterlilies (Smart About Art)A Picnic with Monet (Mini Masters)Monet and the Impressionists for Kids: Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities (For Kids series)Monet Paints a DayClaude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Trains
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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